Re: debsums for maintainer scripts
On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 17:36:16 +0100, Thomas Viehmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Before we make such a push, we should at least ensure that it is
>> something we really want to do. I think locally generated checksums
>> are a better solution.
> To me, the main use of md5sums seems to be verifying nothing bad (as
> in accident, not malicious manipulation) happened to the extracted
> files. md5sums included in the packages do that even earlier than
> those generated.
Earlier than what? You already can check the integrity of the
.deb you are installing; don't install corrupted .debs. Now
admittedly there is a window where files can be corrupted between
unpacking and creating the checksums, in which case just run the ar
.. tar -d incantation posted earlier to check the on disk file
_after_ generating the checksum to make sure that that little window
is also closed.
"All my life I wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more
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Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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